Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day


My Dad used to say to me, "Fight the dragons inside." Often, I find myself hearing his voice whispering this advice to me as I fall into self-doubt or worry.

My Dad introduced me to the writing and philosophy of Thomas Merton. There are countless Merton quotes that I could have shared with you today. I decided to choose this one because I can hear my Dad's voice in the quote.

"Perhaps I am stronger than I think." - Thomas Merton

I love you Dad. I miss you. I know that you're watching over us.


Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful fathers! Hope that you enjoy your special day :)

I would like to also send out a HUGE Father's Day hug to my awesome husband who gives so much love to our little gang here. We are all lucky to have you!!

25 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A lovely message , I never knew my dad he died when I was three and my husband was a fantastic dad to our three, many thoughts today.

Yvonne.

Trudy said...

Oh Kelly, that's beautiful! What a wonderful and powerful memory to have of your father.

Happy Father's Day to the hubs too.

Love ya!
Trudy

Ginger Jasper said...

Lovely post. lovely tribute .. Carol and GJ x

Ken Devine said...

A very nice and moving tribute. I get the impression he was quite a humble and wise man.

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

We are all stronger than we realize, I think. :-) Great quote Kelly. Happy Father's Day to your man -- he must be a helluva guy to have you and those beautiful kids of yours! :)

Have a great day.

Muthering Heights said...

This is a nice memory of him!

UtahJenny said...

How very sweet - what a great blessing to have such a loving father! And I hope that I will repeat that quote often in my own head!

T Rex Mom said...

I am certain he is watching you with pride.

Michelle said...

Oh that is so lovely and what a perfect tribute to your dad. I LOVE this quote, and I'm going to have to keep it in mind :)

Becca said...

I am sure he is smiling down on you and your little crew! I bet he is super proud of you and those grandkids of his!

I hope y'all had a great weekend!

Naqvee said...

Hey Kelly.. Father's are the most integral part of a woman's life. they are Honestly Unique. and it can never be seen in any other male. trust me on this! you can see a mom in your own female teacher, in your elder sister and in your gran mom and sometimes in your daughter.. but can never see your father anywhere except when you face him.

Naqvee♥

glnroz said...

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cutand-dry said...

Your dad was such a great man!Loved this sweet post, Kelly! :)
What a great tribute to your dad!

Hope you have a great Monday/Week!
~Betty Manousos

Valerie said...

I know my Dad watches over me too, it brings great joy to know that. I know it's late but I'm sending best wishes to your hubby for Father's Day.

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Beautiful post about your dad...He must have been so amazing! He may be gone, but it's nice that you still hear his voice lifting you up

Kim said...

I'm positive your Dad is watching over you, and if he was anything like you, then he was a wonderful person. Hugs!!

Jenners said...

I've been feeling down with Father's Day this year .. it was really hard for me. But I loved seeing this post from you and hearing that dragon quote. I do think our dads were kindred spirits. Hugs!

Whimsical Creations said...

What a lovely post!

Dan said...

A great tribute!

H.K. said...

Hope you had a great Father's Day with your hubby and kids! I love the Thomas Merton quote, it's a mantra that I should adopt!

He & Me + 3 said...

Beautiful post! Love the tribute. Hope that your hubs had a great day.

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely, loving tribute to your Dad. I am sure he is watching over you and your family.
I lost my dad almost 38 years ago - and I still mis him. I too hear his voice at times. It is comforting. I needed your post to remind of that! I was thinking more about the missing of him - thanks for sharing.

Hyacynth said...

Wish I could give you a big hug. I miss my dad, too. I can still hear his voice, too. This post is making my eyes well with tears.

Don said...

I'm late looking at this post, but wanted to comment anyway. I like the quote. Good dads empower their kids. This quote contains empowering advice. Merton... I may look you up.

Don

Angela said...

Very sweet. Your dad is watching over you, and I am certain he is saying 'Job well done'. Beautiful.